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    I am new to PHP, but have already gotten my hands a little dirty with it. I have PHP set up on a remote server running Linux, but I don't like to have to upload my files every time I want to test my pages.

    I am determined to set up PHP on my Windows 2000 PC. I followed the directions on installation, but I don't know where to go from there. I don't have much experience with IIS. I read something somewhere about the user of PHP requiring rights to execute it? Do I have to do that even if I am the Administrator and the only user? I know I have more questions than can be answered here, so if anyone can just point me in the right direction, I would really appreciate it.

    Thanks in Advance,

    ecastanedo
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    You could also telnet to the remote server
    and work directly on it. I haven't used
    win2000 yet, but I'm sure it comes with a
    built in telnet client.

    Scott
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    If your production machine is running Linux, I doubt the web server you're using with it is IIS. Why not install Apache? (http://www.apache.org/) It's not that difficult -- I've been using it on my Win95 and Win98 machines for a couple of years.
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    I read somewhere that PHP will work somewhat similar on various platforms. I was hoping to use IIS as a staging server. I know that my hosting company uses Apache. I might as well download it and install it on my PC. After I get it up and running I still need to know how to make my pages work with it. Is it easier than I think or do I need to find a resource to learn it from?
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    Just an aside - but if you want an easy setup for your home machine consider Omnipro server it now even comes bundled with PHP ready installed its free and a dream to set up if like me you are not to happy configuring servers etc.

    Goto http://www.omnicron.ab.ca/

    Simon

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